Mercer University empowers students to become leaders in communities throughout the world and inspires them to use their talents to positively impact the human condition.
Our vision is to change the world, one student at a time.
The Center for Community Engagement and Office of Service Learning enable students to meet community needs while also gaining hands-on experience through direct service, community-based research and civic advocacy.
Public service and preparation for leadership have been at the heart of Mercer’s mission since its founding. Today, Mercer students have opportunities to serve and become advocates for positive change in literacy and education, health care and wellness, neighborhood revitalization, youth engagement, homelessness and many other areas of need.
Mercer students serve in rural communities, local neighborhoods, city centers and across the developing world. The opportunities for making a difference and growing in wisdom are enormous — and an important part of a Mercer education for the 21st century.
GivePulse allows students, faculty, staff and community partners to explore local events, measure their community impact and reflect on their experiences.
In the Headlines
Service-learning and community engagement
Mercer students, senior center residents forge friendships through new program
‘Life-changing’: How Mercer students are helping the community, one child at a time
Mentorship program helps middle-schoolers plan for the future
Mercer event reaches out to underserved population of Middle Georgia
Awards & Scholarships
Junior Johna Wright Selected as 2019 Newman Civic Fellow
Mercer students devote spring break to community service
Curriculum from Mercer team brings physics to life for high school students
Office of Service Learning
The Office of Service Learning supports faculty and students in developing course-based initiatives that empower students to effect positive change in local and global communities.
Center for Community Engagement
The Center for Community Engagement, located in the Connell Student Center, functions as a clearinghouse for service and community engagement opportunities at Mercer and in Macon.